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November 2016 Archives

So much of the way we experience the world is dictated by our minds. Let me give you an example.  A number of years ago, I was sitting in my backyard with a friend.  We both lived in a lovely […]

One of the unfortunate truths is that we only grow in character and maturity when faced with challenges. If we went merrily along without conflict, frustrations or obstacles, we would be immature.  We probably would be arrogant and think that […]

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 The holidays have […]

Once you become an adult, the holidays are challenging. You may be alone and missing the company of family and friends.  Or perhaps you are having to entertain too many people.  Some of us feel overwhelmed by the amount of […]

  We each have unsung heroes in our lives. These are the people who simply do what is “expected.”  As a result, we don’t give them much thought.  Their efforts don’t make the newspapers.  Their reliability doesn’t lead to prizes […]

The best way to approach any big goal is to break it down into small chunks. So, if I want to learn to speak another language or play an instrument, I need to practice a little bit each day.  If […]

Every moment of every day, we are faced with this simple choice: to do good or to do evil. We all know what good and evil are.  I don’t care what religion, political party or culture you come from, human […]

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all the house.” Matthew 5:15 Every person has a light. Your light is that thing about you that makes […]

When I was in high school, I worked for a lady who had been afflicted as a child by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. As a result, she was confined to a wheelchair.  Remarkably, her disability did not stop her from going […]

We live in a world in which people are more apt to discourage than encourage. If you have a dream to do something great, and you tell ten people about it, nine will tell you that you won’t succeed.  And […]